The table below looks at the statistics for MOS in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MOS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)
Rank 875 908 937
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +29
Permanent jobs citing MOS 52 76 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.069% 0.038%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.20% 0.25% 0.14%
Number of salaries quoted 42 62 38
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £20,500 £25,425
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £70,000 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £33,500 £33,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year
- +24.07%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
26046 30087 31705
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.58% 27.33% 27.21%
Number of salaries quoted 21052 23940 24845
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MOS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MOS as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MOS within the UK.

MOS Salary Trend in the UK

MOS
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MOS over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 within the UK.

MOS Salary Histogram in the UK

MOS
Top 19 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MOS within the UK over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +14 52 £37,500 - 9
London +36 27 £43,750 +6.06% 4
City of London +57 13 £53,750 +42.38% 1
South East +5 9 £35,000 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +3 8 £29,000 -13.43% 1
Northampton +11 7 £32,500 -2.98%
Northamptonshire +8 7 £32,500 -2.98%
Maidenhead - 6 £33,500 -
Berkshire - 6 £33,500 -
North West +17 4 £25,500 -32.89% 2
Manchester +12 3 £25,500 - 2
Surrey - 3 £38,750 -
South West +16 2 £28,750 -24.34% 1
West Midlands - 2 £45,000 -
Bristol - 2 £28,750 -
Worcestershire - 2 £45,000 -
Kidderminster - 2 £45,000 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £25,500 - 1
Nottingham - 1 £25,500 - 1

MOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT jobs citing MOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for MOS.

1 66 (62.26%) ITIL
2 63 (59.43%) MS Office
3 54 (50.94%) Microsoft
4 51 (48.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 50 (47.17%) Windows
6 38 (35.85%) SLA
7 36 (33.96%) Law
8 35 (33.02%) MS Excel
9 33 (31.13%) MCP
10 30 (28.30%) Active Directory
10 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
11 27 (25.47%) Legal
11 27 (25.47%) MCSA
12 21 (19.81%) Cisco
12 21 (19.81%) VMware
12 21 (19.81%) SCCM
13 20 (18.87%) MCSE
14 19 (17.92%) HP
15 17 (16.04%) Citrix
15 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (16.04%) Windows Server
16 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
16 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
17 15 (14.15%) VMware ESX
17 15 (14.15%) Finance
18 14 (13.21%) Apple
18 14 (13.21%) LAN
18 14 (13.21%) Windows 8
19 13 (12.26%) ITIL V3

MOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (9.43%) Skype for Business
2 9 (8.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.72%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.77%) MS Project Server
7 2 (1.89%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.94%) CMS
8 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (59.43%) MS Office
2 35 (33.02%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.60%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (4.72%) MS Project
5 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.94%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.89%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.72%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.21%) LAN
2 13 (12.26%) WAN
3 11 (10.38%) Internet
4 9 (8.49%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (8.49%) Firewall
4 9 (8.49%) FWSM
5 7 (6.60%) DNS
5 7 (6.60%) VoIP
6 6 (5.66%) Intranet
6 6 (5.66%) IP Telephony
6 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.66%) VPN
7 4 (3.77%) WebEx
7 4 (3.77%) Wireless
8 3 (2.83%) DHCP
8 3 (2.83%) SAN
9 1 (0.94%) 3G
9 1 (0.94%) ADSL
9 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.94%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.38%) Crystal Reports
2 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (33.96%) Law
2 27 (25.47%) Legal
3 15 (14.15%) Finance
4 10 (9.43%) Publishing
5 9 (8.49%) Retail
5 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
6 4 (3.77%) Banking
7 3 (2.83%) German Language
7 3 (2.83%) Marketing
7 3 (2.83%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.89%) Electronics
8 2 (1.89%) French Language
9 1 (0.94%) Billing
Job Titles
1 56 (52.83%) Analyst
2 29 (27.36%) Service Analyst
2 29 (27.36%) Service Desk Analyst
3 28 (26.42%) Support Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (10.38%) Help Desk Analyst
4 11 (10.38%) IT Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 10 (9.43%) Team Leader
6 9 (8.49%) Help Desk Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) NOC Engineer
6 9 (8.49%) Trainer
7 8 (7.55%) Desktop Support
7 8 (7.55%) Network Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Network Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Network Operations Engineer
7 8 (7.55%) Operations Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Project Manager
7 8 (7.55%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.66%) ODBC
2 4 (3.77%) Web Services
3 2 (1.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.09%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.26%) Blackberry
2 13 (12.26%) Smartphone
3 11 (10.38%) Client/Server
4 8 (7.55%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.66%) AS400
5 6 (5.66%) iPhone
5 6 (5.66%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (4.72%) e-Learning
6 5 (4.72%) iPad
7 4 (3.77%) Learning Management System
7 4 (3.77%) PDA
7 4 (3.77%) Virtual Team
8 3 (2.83%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.83%) Replication
9 2 (1.89%) Data Centre
9 2 (1.89%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.94%) BYOD
10 1 (0.94%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 50 (47.17%) Windows
2 30 (28.30%) Windows 7
3 17 (16.04%) Windows Server
3 17 (16.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.21%) Windows 8
6 10 (9.43%) Mac OS X
7 7 (6.60%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.77%) Android
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.83%) Linux
9 3 (2.83%) Unix
9 3 (2.83%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (62.26%) ITIL
2 16 (15.09%) Service Delivery
3 13 (12.26%) ITIL V3
4 11 (10.38%) Service Desk Management
5 8 (7.55%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (7.55%) PRINCE2
6 7 (6.60%) Matrix Organization
6 7 (6.60%) Operations Management
6 7 (6.60%) Project Management
7 6 (5.66%) Coaching
7 6 (5.66%) CRM
7 6 (5.66%) Document Management
7 6 (5.66%) Service Management
8 5 (4.72%) Mentoring
8 5 (4.72%) Time Management
9 4 (3.77%) DevOps
9 4 (3.77%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.83%) Case Management
10 3 (2.83%) Change Management
10 3 (2.83%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.43%) C
2 4 (3.77%) SQL
3 3 (2.83%) C#
3 3 (2.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (48.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (31.13%) MCP
3 27 (25.47%) MCSA
4 20 (18.87%) MCSE
5 11 (10.38%) CCNA
5 11 (10.38%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.43%) HND
6 10 (9.43%) MCTS
7 9 (8.49%) Network+ Certification
8 8 (7.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (7.55%) MCDST
9 7 (6.60%) PMP
10 5 (4.72%) A+ Certification
10 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (3.77%) Degree
12 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.83%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.89%) MCITP
13 2 (1.89%) VTSP
14 1 (0.94%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (35.85%) SLA
2 4 (3.77%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (28.30%) Active Directory
2 15 (14.15%) VMware ESX
3 11 (10.38%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (7.55%) Firmware
6 4 (3.77%) Samba
6 4 (3.77%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.89%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.94%) XenApp
8 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) SCCM
2 8 (7.55%) MOM
3 4 (3.77%) Puppet
4 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.94%) Nagios
4 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.94%) SCOM
4 1 (0.94%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (50.94%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.81%) Cisco
2 21 (19.81%) VMware
3 19 (17.92%) HP
4 17 (16.04%) Citrix
5 14 (13.21%) Apple
6 13 (12.26%) Google
7 12 (11.32%) Juniper
8 11 (10.38%) Oracle
9 10 (9.43%) CheckPoint
9 10 (9.43%) iManage
10 9 (8.49%) Extreme Networks
10 9 (8.49%) F5
10 9 (8.49%) Palo Alto
11 8 (7.55%) SolarWinds
12 7 (6.60%) Polycom
13 6 (5.66%) Avaya
13 6 (5.66%) Dell
13 6 (5.66%) Sybase
14 5 (4.72%) EMC
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